Raising a boy amongst girls

Parenting – Raising a boy amongst girls My incredible boy is often praised for his kindness, his generosity of spirit, his gentle soul. Mums often come up to me in the playground and say how lovely he is “Do you know, your little man just…

The power of three (and tips for survival)

When I decided to have a crack at parenting three kids, I’m not sure I knew what I was letting myself in for… I’m not sure how many of you are the right age to remember the cult pretty witch series, ‘Charmed’. My husband certainly…

Help – I don’t think these children are mine!

Are these really my children? How Can These Coordinated, Sporty Children Be Mine? I often moan about the fact that because of my back I can no longer exercise. Well, that’s not entirely true. It’s not the fact that my back issues prevent me from exercising…

All hail the sisterhood (especially if you’re a man).

All hail the sisterhood! (especially if you are a man) Raised by a fabulous, strong woman, educated in an all-girls grammar school and graduating from a red-brick Uni I have ‘feminist’ written through me like a stick of rock.  I have had a good career,…

Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Who is this person I don’t know at …

What is your ‘back story?’ a PR guru asked me? She might now wish she had never asked… The last four years have been a complete ball-ache (well a back ache to be more accurate). Four long years of chronic pain and the joyous side…

Introducing the wild tribe (and a superhero)

Let me introduce the tribe About the tribe? Well, I’m on the wrong side of 40 with 3 crazy kids and a husband. We live in rural Nottinghamshire with regular trips to the big smoke to fuel my need to see more than five people…